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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/21/2012 7:00:40 AM   
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Why cant we just be proud about Mozart without nitpicking who "owns" him ?

There's even a theory now that Mozart was scuttled.


I don´t know about this Mozart, but Bismarck definitly was scuttled...

by his captain Wilhelm II


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/21/2012 6:15:39 PM   
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Surprised no one put Allo Allo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OM-Hj3JEmY&feature=related


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/22/2012 12:06:12 AM   
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Hi guys. I am working on a new marketing project, that will play with US stereotypes about Germans ...


According to a WW II US documentary, a "love" of regimentation, following orders to the letter, Wagner's large women with horned hats, and then there's John Banner aka "Sgt. Shultz," the Teutonic anti-hero.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/23/2012 7:25:06 PM   
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@Historiker: "Bin zwar Deutscher, gebe aber mal trotzdem meinen Senf dazu." ...

Found this topic quite interesting and besides those stereotypes already mentioned, I found another rather funny/ironic clip on Youtube.

Tom Hanks talks on German Autobahn
One stereotype after another, containing many 'errors' (false assumptions). Could be seen as the modern version of stereotypes on Germany/Germans (besides those resulting from history).

There are also some other interesting clips on other topics already mentioned:
'Have no humor' stereotype -> I learned that Michael Mittermayer made a trip to the U.S. and Canada, which is also quite interesting (search Mittermayer and Montreal/New York on Youtube).

The Nazi topic also spawned a relative popular internet meme, one incarnation also posted here by someone, the so-called Hitler-Rant or sometimes Hitler/Fegelein-Rant by using various scenes from the movie 'Downfall'. Literally hundreds of them can be found on Youtube.

In my opinion (or my perception) the Youtube clip posted earlier, where students talked about their perception of Germans/Germany before and after they took a class in German language gives a good impression how younger people may see Germans without further information. I even think this can generalized for any country-to-country and peoples-to-peoples relation, on average you will always hear those topics first which where/are recognized most.
From a statistics viewpoint, asking about stereotypes about Germans in a wargame forum may not give a valid sample......ok, this was a teaser, no guys and gals, you are not warmongers...just translate my forum nickname ;)

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/23/2012 11:38:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Historiker

Back to topic:
What do you think a 5 to 10 second video intro should include to play with the stereotypes?
Right now I think about:
- Filling an enormous glass of beer
- typical German sausages
- something that graphically shows the german wish for perfection
- something mentioning the german technology


How about a man sitting in a Volkswagen, eating schnitzel and looking at a Tag Heuer watch, while waiting for his wife to bring him beer from the Liquor Store he's parked out front of?

Ack, I took some German in university and still spelled schnitzel wrong.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/23/2012 11:41:59 PM   
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Back to topic:
What do you think a 5 to 10 second video intro should include to play with the stereotypes?
Right now I think about:
- Filling an enormous glass of beer
- typical German sausages
- something that graphically shows the german wish for perfection
- something mentioning the german technology


How about a man sitting in a Volkswagen, eating snitzel and looking at a Tag Heuer watch, while waiting for his wife to bring him beer from the Liquor Store he's parked out front of?


And the Volkswagen is wearing black leather boots.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 12:27:35 AM   
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Yes! And he could be humming one of Beethoven's symphonies whilest straightening out his liederhosen* with the other hand (the one without the schnitzel)!

*If this is too stereotypical, we could substitute for one of those funny bavarian alpine hats with a feather in it.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 10:42:16 AM   
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Hello

This is an old MTV Europe Commercial about an spezial coming out:

Mom, Dad.....I am german.

And here is a "report" what you have to do as a british if you want marry a german in germany..a firsthand account

How to get married in Germany


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 5:05:18 PM   
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Remember the rousing version of "Panzerlied" in Battle of the Bulge?  The link is an example of what I used to hear until I did a bit of self-study on the German language (IE, this is what German can sometimes sound like to an uneducated American's ears):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WOoW_oIjg

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 5:48:48 PM   
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Remember the rousing version of "Panzerlied" in Battle of the Bulge?  This is the way I used to hear it until I did a bit of self-study on the German language (IE, this is was German can sometimes sound like to an uneducated American's ears):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WOoW_oIjg


what a crap

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 6:03:43 PM   
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Remember the rousing version of "Panzerlied" in Battle of the Bulge?


I can't sit through this movie long enough to hear it. Not one of my favourites.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 6:27:13 PM   
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Remember the rousing version of "Panzerlied" in Battle of the Bulge?  The link is an example of what I used to hear until I did a bit of self-study on the German language (IE, this is what German can sometimes sound like to an uneducated American's ears):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WOoW_oIjg


I don't recall ever hearing a dugong figure so prominently in nationalistic music, Canoerebel. Thanks!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 8:13:20 PM   
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And this is how English sounds to everyone else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00

Now try to "translate" it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 8:45:12 PM   
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Ah, but it's not authentic frontier gibberish. For that, you need to revisit Blazing Saddles.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/24/2012 9:58:21 PM   
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Ah, but it's not authentic frontier gibberish. For that, you need to revisit Blazing Saddles.




Rather like the older officer in Hot Fuzz.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 4:25:13 AM   
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Remember the rousing version of "Panzerlied" in Battle of the Bulge?  The link is an example of what I used to hear until I did a bit of self-study on the German language (IE, this is what German can sometimes sound like to an uneducated American's ears):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WOoW_oIjg


Hilarious! "He found out he can speak half-Japanese."

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 6:36:13 AM   
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http://www.thelocal.de/gallery/culture/1509/

The German language should probably be mentioned. I think the vocabulary was five or six times as large?


Oh, and don't forget, there are - not one, not two - but SIX ways to use the equivalent of English "the". Depending on sex or plural or what-have-you.

Jeez, French only has three, even.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 6:39:51 AM   
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And let's not forget what Hollywood taught us: that if you were a British or American spy, it was not necessary to actually speak German.

English, spoken with a German accent, would do fine.

(Just like how you can see the Eiffel Tower from every single window in Paris. Or how bed sheets come up to a man's waist, but up to a woman's neck - at the same time.)


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 12:08:28 PM   
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http://www.thelocal.de/gallery/culture/1509/

The German language should probably be mentioned. I think the vocabulary was five or six times as large?


Oh, and don't forget, there are - not one, not two - but SIX ways to use the equivalent of English "the". Depending on sex or plural or what-have-you.

Jeez, French only has three, even.






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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 12:46:07 PM   
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Why? Because F**k You! Thats Why.

Absolutely priceless.. made me laugh !!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 4/25/2012 3:17:58 PM   
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As a german, i can only suggest to watch "Die Hard" in english. All those actors performing as east-german people trying to speak german is quite funny, but i felt of my chair laughing when suddenly on of them spoke in a bavarian dialect.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/9/2012 11:59:18 PM   
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Check this out Historiker and see today's German Army.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJoTBlDfVhk

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 1:32:40 PM   
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An absolute GEM of a thread. The contributions were great. You should all congratulate yourselves for making these forums as much fun as they are!
What a way to start the day...........
regards to all....

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 2:18:15 PM   
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indeed, it turned out great

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 5:44:29 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 6:22:55 PM   
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but afaik there's a special rule limiting Germans frum buying property in Denmark, despite the EU...

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 6:27:47 PM   
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There are a lot of posts here and I may have missed this but don't leave out:

Financially supportive of Greece
Financially supportive of Spain
Financially supportive of Portugal
Financially supportive of Ireland
Financially supportive of Italy



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 7:02:45 PM   
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http://www.thelocal.de/gallery/culture/1509/

The German language should probably be mentioned. I think the vocabulary was five or six times as large?


Oh, and don't forget, there are - not one, not two - but SIX ways to use the equivalent of English "the". Depending on sex or plural or what-have-you.

Jeez, French only has three, even.







I see Terminus was the editor for this one.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 7:39:12 PM   
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Yes, his charme is unique!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/10/2012 9:43:15 PM   
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